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Need "power on hours" stats for drives (DL380-G7)

pjk0
Advisor

Need "power on hours" stats for drives (DL380-G7)

 

When I recently setup a new array on this server I used some tool that displayed the "power on hours" for all the installed (SFF) drives. I don't remember which tool I used but it was either embedded or something I already had.

 

Now, no matter what I do I cannot find a way to display this. I have tried iLO, I have tried RBSU/BIOS ACU, I have tried the bootable offline ACU, I have tried the ACU included on SmartStart.

 

The BIOS utility and iLO do not seem to offer this stat. The ACU does (if you create a diagnostic report), but it shows all the drives power-on hours as "0x0000", which is obviously incorrect.

 

I am running ESXi 5.5 on this box and the hpssacli doesn't support this statistic directly, nor does it support creating a diag report either via console or SSH, it requires the external SSADU tool to be installed along with the VMware ESXCLI. 

 

Before I go through all that just to discover that I'm still getting "0x0000" results, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here? I spent the better part of a day trying to find a way to query this parameter that I once was able to see.

 

TIA

 

 

2 REPLIES
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Need "power on hours" stats for drives (DL380-G7)

smartctl will show power on time, not sure if that is a utilty included with ESXi




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pjk0
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Re: Need "power on hours" stats for drives (DL380-G7)


Jimmy Vance wrote:

smartctl will show power on time, not sure if that is a utilty included with ESXi


 

It appears that the CCISS driver does not pass that information through to smartctl - see attached screenshot.

 

And I know I shouldn't require that anyway because I know I have been able to see this information in the past on the same server using a tool I already had. (Either embedded on the server hardware itself or eg VMware VIclient or iLO or  smartstart etc.)

 

I tried the Offline ACU tool on 2 other servers (another DL380-G7 and a DL380-G5) and it shows all zeroes for the "power on hours" parameter on both of those too. So that tool is clearly useless for this. :)

 

VIclient only shows summary "health" info on the drives, no details like this.

 

 This is starting to really drive me nuts...